This is our lives way back in April. We love to watch the birds. We saw turkey vulture out by the water.
can you see the bird in the trees, it is an osprey
The Elder family coming for a visit by boat! I took a ride with them. They are fun to be with and we love their little children. We always look forward to their lake visits. Its great to have friends as neighbors!
Little Tanner Elder
Sweet Jayden, she is sweet even when she is awake.
Our busy friend Landon
This was how our garden looked before our trip...only half was planted, but which half? go to the end of the blog and see what 2 weeks did!
My roses were just starting to bloom
I decorated for Easter even though i would be gone a lot in April. Sorry i forgot to take inside pictures.
This is us getting ready for our trip to Utah and Idaho. Yes i took to much stuff!
Loralee making dinner for us after our arrival to SLC. We are here!
Our little Sierra, she is so cute!!!!
The men our doing a cub scout project with Troy.
It is a wishing well, Troy can check off something in his book.
We met that night at a Dairy Queen for the 2 familys could play and run around.
Check our little Calli's pony tails, to cute!
Chase and Troy after running and chasing each other
Ice cream of everyone, doesn't Nate look great!
We got to visit a little too. Grandpa is trying to make friends with Elise, who wants nothing to do with anyone but mom and dad.
more ice cream, it was fun. We bought a bunch of ice creams and then a worker brought little baby cones for everyone. This was our first night in town and it was a busy fun one.
We heard that Richie and Lynn were in town so they came by and we met up with them at the ice cream place. It was great to see them!
Amy and her husband and 3 month old.
Elise with shoes on her hands. We are getting ready to leave for short visits in Provo and then on to Idaho.
Sierra is helping me get my things together to get in the car. I only got to see the kids one day and then we are leaving for a week. I will miss them.
We got in a short visit with John and Diane Peterson at John's moms house.
Karen and her new family came by. These are her girls.
Karen and her new family. She looks like and acts like a mom and loves her family.
We arrived in Idaho to see the kids, hi Aaron.
Graduation! Congratulations to Aaron and Brittany. It was a nice ceremony. It was like attending conference. It was held in the new conference center at BYU-Idaho.
Elder Christenson, who served in Woodstock while we were there. Brittany and Mathew were friends. It was great to see him again. He is a sweetie.
Brittany, Aaron and Us. We are so proud of the kids.
Kissing graduates! cute!
They are glad to be done and on to the next chapter of life.
Under the BYU-Idaho sign. There was a little bit of a wait to get these pictures
A done deal, they have their blank diplomas, Ha ha
Our present to the kids for graduation was a GPS so they could find there way across the United States. They are headed for S. Carolina to live with us for a few months then locate in Atlanta to go to Pharmacy school.
We visited with our good Friends the Manwearings. Betty and Blake. It is fun to get with friends and pick up where you left of. I have missed them, they are very special to me. I went to Ricks with Betty and we went on tours together.
This is the old on the left side, his father who used to run the factory and Blake on the right side who now runs the factory. Manwearing Cheese Factory in Rigby.
These are the cheese presses. The factory is new and beautiful.
We enjoyed our tour but the time went to fast...
I love these people. This is Brother Oliphant and his sweet wife Pandra. We loved our stay at their house while we were in Rexburg. This family is special to me and taught me a lot. They live their lives in such a Christ like manner.
Our next stop was to Homer and Sandi's house. This is our shooting day. We went up the hill and shot off the guns. All kinds of guns.
Sandi is a pro at this!
Let's just say that robbers are safe at our house!
This i love to do. Larry and i went out for a few minutes, before it rained. I love 4 wheeling. I like the small hills and the roads. It is fun to go fast!
This is where we spent a lot of time. We watched 4 great movies over a space of a few days. We loved it. This is Homer and Larry watching their favorite movie ...Yes...Quigly down Under. Thant is when Sandi and I went up stairs and played games. We couldn't see it again.
This is our Homer and Sandi friends. We had a nice rest and relaxing time at their home. We love our visits and miss them in our lives on a daily level.
Went went for a lunch visit with MOM. This is after lunch.
Me and Mom. she looks great. We had a nice visit.
This is what the kids loved to do with Grandpa, that is Sierra and Jordon on his feet
sorry about the double picture,
This warmed my heart. This is Troy boy looking at his dad's baby book. He loves to look at his daddy growing up.
She is our little Elise, she is so cute and we made friends with her by our 3rd visit. I bet we start over though the next time we come.
This is Heidi Schulzke Haslem's house. She gave a shower for Brittany and friends and former roomates in the area came. It was so nice of her.
This is the cake I got for the shower. It was a Jungle theme.
This was the refreshment table. Heidi did a great job. She had vine leaves running all through the house.
This is the Christensen girls from Acworth that Brittany hung out with.
The Watts girls came. The mom is in the middle! Aren't they cute.
They made Brittany this blanket and hat.
This was so cute. The gifts were on a clothes line and came out of the box one by one. What a cute idea! Way to go Heidi
The kids love to climb trees, in fact we call Sierra Monkey Princess.
Elise is looking at Grandpa like "Who is this?"
This is Nathan at work. Easy does it. They seem to love him there.
We met on a Friday night at Martin's church and had an open house for us. We invited friends and family to visit. This is Sherryl about to cut Brandon's hair.
This is After! Cute boy
This is Chase before
During the hair cut
After, there that wasn't so bad.
Cayden's turn Before
Kimball snuck in a turn too
The Fisher family came by for a quick visit. They have relocated to Utah.
This is Jeanne and her new baby. It was great to see her. She is so bubbly and fun to be around.
We took Nicky out to dinner as she couldn't come to the open house. Dave and Rhonda came too. We had a nice visit.
This is my day to visit my Kim friend. She had Sarah's baby with her. We always have a great time. I miss her. We got to see Glen to and he looks great!
This was our dessert visit with Kass and Kendal Madsen, we call her the nanny!
Our cute Sierra
Troy at the computer, he did stop for a picture tho
We enjoyed an ice cream with the kids
This is our special dinner we always go on with our forever friends! It is Larry and Denise's mother, Denise, Nate, Me, and Janet. We have been friends for years. Larry used to work with Denise and Janet.
Check out the sign...words to live by
We have to do the annual See's Candy store run. This one is for Lisa who got a scholarship form Sees Candy
This is the Bennions. Paula and Keith. We love them and miss them. We had a short visit with them. I need days with Paula so that was disappointing to have a short visit.
Me and my Paula friend
Family pictures with the kids. Chase and Brandon with a soccer ball.
The whole gang
Larry and Sierra and Jordan
Loralee and Elise
Grandpa and Jordan having fun
This is a picture of Troy's hill. Troy likes to hike this hill and grandpa promised him he would hike it. So off they went. Troy likes to collect rocks form the hill
Troys Karate moves
Look at the next set of pictures too as they continue our April trip.